WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has sought to clarify comments he made about AEW’s Adam Cole after he was accused of body-shaming the star.
“If Adam Cole has to have surgery and he’s down for six, nine months and he, you know, lose any more muscle, it’s going to be hard on this brother, You know what I’m saying? Right now, he’s about a buck 60…”
“We gotta get more weight on Adam Cole, you know what I mean? That’s his problem, he’s light, bottom light. We gotta get some muscle on this kid. That’s probably one of the reasons why he’s going out there, getting hurt because it can’t be the schedule at AEW.”
That prompted something of a backlash against Booker T on social media with many suggesting that the five-time WCW Champion was body-shaming Cole.
In response Booker T said people want to paint him as anti-AEW with whatever comments he makes:
“People want to make it seem like I’m hating on an AEW guy – I’m not. If I didn’t like Adam Cole, I wouldn’t be saying that we need to get some muscle on him. I’d be saying a whole lot worse than that.”
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) June 21, 2022